Welcome to Special Services

The Department of Special Services, overseen by Ray Renshaw, Director of Special Services and Jessica Gluck, Assistant Director of Special Services, consists of a team of School Psychologists, Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultants (LDT-C), Social Workers, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapist. In addition, special services has the support of a mental health clinician from Care Plus. The main focus of the department is to collaborate to meet the diverse needs in various academic settings for students ages 3-21.

Our Goal and Plans to Achieve It

Our Mission

To support students, teachers and parents in our community to address the diverse needs of students through a variety of programs so that they can access the curriculum to improve academically, socially, and emotionally.

Our Vision

To appropriately address the academic, behavioral, and social needs of the students through the use of evidenced-based practices and curriculum focusing on closing learning gaps and preparing our students for the future.

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Connect Program: Putting the Pieces Together...

  • ABA Autism Program (Pre-K through Grade 5)
  • Inclusive Opportunities
  • Adaptive Specials
  • On-site Behaviorist
  • Social Skills Groups and Related Services
  • Parent Training

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Therapeutic T.E.A.M. Day School

  • Targeting Emotional Aptitude Mindfully
  • Therapeutic learning environment
  • Addresses students with anxiety, depression, trauma, school refusal, social/peer issues
  • On-site licensed Mental Health Clinician
  • Small class size ( low student:teacher ratio)
  • Infused mindfulness approaches and relaxation strategies into instruction
  • Social Skills Groups and Counseling Services
  • Modified Schedule ( 9:00- 2:15)
  • Therapy Dog
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T.E.A.M. Wellness Center

  • Therapeutic Space
  • Supports students with anxiety, depression, trauma, school refusal, social/peer issues
  • On-site licensed Mental Health Clinician
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Counseling Services
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F.I.T.T. Program:

  • Fostering Independence Through Transitions
  • Council for Exceptional Children- Life Centered Education ( LCE) Curriculum
  • Integrated Life Skills
  • Community Based Instruction
  • Partnership with our Structured Learning Experience (SLE)
  • Inclusive opportunities
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A.I.M. Program:

  • Achieving Individualized Milestones
  • Grades K-12
  • Addresses students with Learning Language Disabilities
  • Multi-sensory approach to learning
  • Intervention based
  • Inclusive opportunities

1/16: Board of Education Meeting @ 7:30 pm in Hurley Theater

1/20: MLK Day School Closed for Students

1/23: SEPAC meeting @6:30 in the Department of Special Services

2/17: School Closed

4/6-4/10: School Closed for Spring Break

Special Services

701 Ridgewood Road

Township of Washington, NJ 07676

201-664-0880 X 2031